We take great care in the first few weeks to help new students to settle in quickly so that they will be able to work well and thrive in all areas of school life. One student who joined us in September wrote this about her boarding house community:
“I found that Young House became a second home for me with a lot of funny sisters. To my mind there is nothing to add to this House to make it better.”
A parent of one of our international students wrote this about her son’s time at Bishop's Stortford College:
“Sören enjoyed the life at Bishop's Stortford College, the boarding system, the friendly atmosphere, the facilities the school offers its students in many different ways and he felt truly at home, talking in terms of “we” and “with us” after only two weeks.”
New students are helped to settle into the House and College by having a “shadow” or “buddy” who, together with the House Parents, is responsible for looking after them for the first few weeks.
In addition to the welcoming support of the boarding house staff and fellow students, a special welcoming party, organised by the ESL Department, is held for our international students at the beginning of every academic year to help this settling in process.
The ESL Department plays an important supportive role in the pastoral care of our international students, liaising with academic and boarding staff and parents to ensure the well being of our international students, not only in the first few weeks, but throughout their time at Bishop’s Stortford College.
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